Good Heart Mid West Aboriginal Art Exhibition 2012
During the past five years, Good Heart has gone from strength to strength, showcasing traditional and contemporary works to regional and metropolitan audiences.
More than 5000 people attended the 2012 exhibition in Perth’s CBD, lifting the profile of the region’s Indigenous arts scene and delivering strong sales for individual artists.
Final sales numbers confirm that 121 of 150 works, created by just under 40 artists, were sold during the week-long exhibition at the QV1 Building. They included sales to eastern states buyers and three works, including Mullewa artist Christine Collard’s Seven Sisters, have been acquired by an American collector.
The total value of sales was close to $100,000, with proceeds return directly to the artists. The exhibition also resulted in five commissions for works by artists.
Artists Margaret Danischewsky and Wendy Jackamarra were announced as inaugural winners of the Good Heart Development Grants Program.
Good Heart artist Krocette’s (David Prior) piece Murchison River In Flood was accepted by the Art Gallery of WA (AGWA) for inclusion in its permanent art collection, to be housed at the AGWA-funded Geraldton Regional Art Gallery.
OPR’s Good Heart project was recognised with an award from the Public Relations Institute of Australia’s WA Section 2012 Golden Target Awards in the Corporate Social Responsibility category.
2012 Exhibition Opening Night
Opened by the State Governor, His Excellency Malcolm McCusker QC, and WA Arts Minister John Day, about 240 people attended the launch at QV1, including mid-west artists, community, government and business leaders.
A preview of the exhibition was hosted by Geraldton Newspapers Pty Ltd in conjunction with the City of Greater Geraldton Regional Library in Geraldton from 21 May-2 June.
2011 Good Heart Aboriginal Art Exhibition
2010 Good Heart Aboriginal Art Exhibition
2009 Good Heart Aboriginal Art Exhibition
2008 Good Heart Aboriginal Art Exhibition